Orce, Andalucía, Spain

Host: alain d.
Published February 16, 2020

No longer available for this period

General description

  • Main home
We live in a cave house on the top of a hill( great view ) in the campo 7 kilometers from the nearest “main” road, with no house in a distance of 7 Km. At 1017 meters altitude, on our own 18 ha, 13,2 acres . 3 hours’ drive from Granada city, in Andalucía. Andalucía is very hot in the summer, as we are 1100 meters high it is much more pleasant than lower down. But can be cold in the winter and rainy.
We have water, electricity, heating in the main cave, WIFI (at prehistoric speed), but bad mobile phone signal. We try to be self-sustaining, bit by bit.
We also have our own bird of prey, a red-tailed hawk. (The only 100 % non-vegetarian)
We are installing for the animals that live in the wild, water and food.
The house is functioning 100% on solar energy and has its own well (drinkable)., own sewage solution .

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • Big garden
  • Vegetable patch
  • 5 dogs
  • A cat
  • Birds
  • Farm animals
We have 5 dogs (rescued from dog shelters)( 1 dog around 70 kg , 4 around 40 kg and one around 25 kg, 1 cat who thinks she is a dog and one bird of prey and off course a lot of laughing and English humor. And 3 chicken have just joined us in our chicken coop, delivering healthy eggs. The walks are without a leash .

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Doctor
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
We are looking for a house sit , but the place is remote and off grid .

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 3 rooms of which 4 bedrooms
  • Regional

Tourism and Leisure

  • Mountain
The big attraction of the cave houses is the fact that you feel in a cave house like in the nature. That security, peace, tranquility and beauty of nature. An additional advantage of the cave dwellings is the constant temperature. It’s always fluctuates between 18 and 22 degrees.( not heated 16°C ) An asset should not be underestimated in a climate like that of Andalusia where it is easily 40 degrees in the summer. "In a cave house is cool in summer and warm in winter. " In the winter the cave maintains 21°C with one log burner and in the summer the same but without the log burner . :-)
Who wants to live in a cave? Well it would appear that many people all around the world have found caves to be a very practical and in lots of cases a luxurious form of dwelling. They can have all the mod cons and of course not forgetting the eco credentials of the natural insulate properties of living in a home with more than meter thick walls and meters of rock or hard clay as a roof. So if you fancy something a little different with an eco-slant then get yourself over to the Granada province of sunny Spain and have a scout around.

Orce, Andalucía, Spain

18858 Orce, Granada, Spain


From Friday 2020

To Friday 2020

firm dates

Our dates are firm . You can stay from earlier till the end date , because we are getting some familie over .



alain d.

Registered since 10/01/2018

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